Can I have a treatment if I don’t like acupuncture?

There is a safe but less effective treatment method we use called magnets. The magnets are made up of a group of metals called ferromagnetic metals.

Magnets have a similar effect to acupuncture but unfortunately the results are not as powerful because the current isn’t going through the skin and into blood.

What we feel and our pain threshold is individual to us. If we anticipate feeling a sensation our brain is tricking us into thinking it’s going to be heightened or lessened depending beyond our reaction to the sensation the previous time it was met. By creating an emotion before any action has been carried out gives us a preconceived perception of what is about to happen and therefore, we miss out on the present moment and the true sensation.

Magnets don’t produce as much of a sensation and allow time for the body and the mind to relax, sending us into a parasympathetic state, which is the bodies best place for healing.

If you want to try magnets as an alternate to acupuncture please just ask Sarah. While the therapeutic effects are much higher when using acupuncture there is so much more to the treatment than the acupuncture. Having the magnet therapy along with the rest of the treatment is going to do a much better job than not having the treatment at all. 

A treatment with Active Balance involves Acupuncture/Magnets, Physical Therapy, Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Massage, Spine and Joint realignment, Visceral massage and when necessary Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. 

Mind, Body and Soul Retreat

                                                      Join our adventure in                                                                                                                      Health, happiness & freedom                                                                                                                    23rd-25th August 2019                                                                                                            Inner Guidance Holistic Retreat Centre                                                                                                   Lavenham, Suffolk                                                             

Secure your space, just £60. Full weekend price £260!

                                                                                    Price after 30th April, £290

Beautiful 16th Century Grade II Listed Tudor Building

Sitting atop a hill in 3.5 acres of garden

Grade II Listed Tudor Building

Highlights of the weekend:

  • 9 hrs of workshops
  • Freshly picked food from the allotment in the garden
  • Hot tub Trainer swimming pool
  • Grass tennis courts
  • Labyrinth circle Fire pit
  • 500 acre estate
  • Views across unspoiled countryside
  • Full Active Balance Treatments (for an additional but reduced fee)

Come on a journey with us & meet like-minded, friendly people.

Fit Room (2)

Pay £60 to secure your space.

Full retreat cost only £260 until 30th April, then its £290!

Weekend arrangements:
Please arrrive at 4pm on Friday and leave by 4pm Sunday.

Friday:                                                                                                                                                4pm: Welcome drink & chocolate treat
5.15pm-6.30pm: Gi Gong Workshop
7pm: Dinner
8.30pm-9.30pm: Restorative practice/meditation
8-9.15am: Energising Workshop
10am: Breakfast
11.30am: Labyrinth Walk
1pm: Lunch
2pm: Use of facilities: Hot tub, hammock, Grass tennis courts, Trainer swimming pool, relaxation swing, tipi time out
3.30-4.45pm: Flexibility Workshop
6pm: Dinner
7pm: Firepit
9-10pm: Restorative workshop/meditation

Sunday:                                                                                                                                                     8-9.15am Invigorating Workshop                                                                                                      10am: Breakfast                                                                                                                                    11am: Free time / use of the facilities (see 2pm on Saturday)                                                      12.45pm-2pm: Reflective Workshop                                                                                                2.15pm: Lunch                                                                                                                                        4pm: Leave Retreat Centre

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              Above is one of the eight bedrooms within the house that sleeps 16 people.                                                                    There are 10 spaces left.
Pay your deposit and choose your bedroom. First come, first served.                                    The Gandhi Room: 2 singles en suite beamed room with fireplace and sofa.
The Churchill Room: 2 singles en suite with fireplace and armchair.
Jack & Jill Room: share 1 bathroom amazing views over expansive countryside.
Character Room: 2 singles beamed room with huge seating area. Shares bathroom with wobbly room.
The Wobbly Room: 2 singles beamed room with sofa. Shares bathroom with Character room.
The Rose room: 2 singles en suite and amazing views of rose bushes in the garden and expansive countryside.



The workshops energise, detoxify, strengthen and purify your mind, body and soul and will vary in style, difficulty and intention. They are not compulsory but are encouraged. If you would like to make yourself familiar with what to expect at the retreat please come along to Loudwater Farm, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HG on Tuesday @ 9.30am-10.30am for just £7.

A member said: “This class has truly touched my mind, body and soul. Sarah’s approach is soothing and inspirational so would recommend these classes to anyone” Helen Crooks

Home grown, picked and made salad served at Lunctime
Home grown, picked and made salad served at Lunchtime


All the salads served at the retreat centre will be hand picked and home grown from the allotment within the grounds and lovingly prepared by our creatively talented chef. As it is a detox retreat all the food will be home made and will be free from refined sugar, processed meat and gluten. There will be a variety of teas available but no coffee available.

It is advised to stay away from refined sugar, processed food or coffee 2 weeks before the retreat to make your visit an easy experience. If you have a headache or feel nausea during the retreat please be aware this is because of the toxicity being removed from the blood stream. Drinking lots of lemon water will make it pass as quickly as possible.



Natural Medical Clinic treatments specialise in curing your physical pain and balancing your internal dysfunction. An 1hr 15 minute treatment involves acupuncture, acupressure, cranial sacral therapy, massage, remedial exercises, visceral massage, MET stretches and nutrition advise.                                                                                                            20% reduction on treatments, saving you £11!                                                                                Retreat Treatment Price: £44                                                                                                             Standard Treatment Price £55                                                                                                  You save £11 for every treatment you have at the Retreat.    

There are limited spaces for treatments so please book early to avoid disappointment.      For more information on treatments or to view testimonials please click here  or call Sarah on 07889 224303

To secure your place pay your deposit of just £60

Account number: 25004344 Sort Code: 600550 or call Sarah on 07889 224303.

Join us for a weekend of feasting on home cooked, fresh food, fun by the fire pit, reflective walks and working on different movements to enhance your entire being.

Cancellation Policy:

Number of days in advance of holiday start date: Cancellation charge payable

70 days or more: Deposit Paid

69 – 43 days: 40% of total holiday cost

42 – 29 days: 60% of total holiday cost

28 – 8 days: 90% of total holiday cost

7 days or less: 100% of total holiday cost

Payments can be made in installments.

For more information please call Sarah on: 07889 224303

To book please send your deposit to Account number: 25004344 Sort Code: 600550        make payment via Paypal  or call Sarah on 07889 224303.


Health & happiness,

Sarah & the Team


Why I love my job?

Why I love my job?

It’s been an eye-opening, educational, mind altering, fulfilling adventure.

Sure there are days when I think, what have I done? Why did I start this? How can I make this work?

Then I remember to shut the ego up,turn to the positive part of the brain and reflect on the 21 year old self that was willing to put in the work, and everything else that goes into making a self-established business.

Successfully running for three years, last year was an odd time of happiness and accomplishment but no desire or vision of where to go next.

Thank the fire and the future looks bright.

Natural Medical Clinic is here to stay and it is going to keep on striving to give people the most relaxing, energising, enlightening treatment.

Nothing can sum up a treatment with Natural Medical Clinic. It’s a feeling!

Pain is your body’s way of asking you to do something to help

What to expect?
Why do we get Pain?

Pain can be a build up of psychological and physiological disorders which are both curable with the right treatment.

Pain is a stagnation and is different in each individual. If left untreated it will turn into inflammation.

Prostaglandins are a marker of inflammation in the body and are produced when we eat certain foods or when an area of the body is damaged.

The protective layer that the prostaglandins produce restricts the blood flow, sending a signal to the brain for the body to attempt to rectify the problem.

By using acupuncture we signal the white blood cells to start healing the body using its natural mechanisms.

Pain is your body's way of asking you to do something to help
Pain is your body’s way of asking you to do something to help

The body is a complex system with ten trillion cells, a million nano-filtration units in the kidney and a brain that has adapted to cope with human civilisation.

As a natural medical practitioners we believe that with the right knowledge we can maintain and preserve the body. By sharing this education with our clients we help to bring the body back to its healthy state, before it started experiencing pain.

The tools that we use to restore the body and free it from it’s pain are: Acupuncture, acupressure, cranial sacral therapy, massage, visceral massage, nutrition advice, remedial exercises and where necessary herbal medicine.

The treatment duration is 75 minutes and costs £55.

Natural Medical Clinic has experience a range of physical and internal conditions, some of the most common include: 

If you would like to find more about Natural Medical clinic and how it can help you please call Sarah on 07889 224303.

Acupuncture cures pain in knees

A female client who is in her early 50s comes to clinic for acupuncture, physical therapy and massage with a stiff, dull ache in her lower back. Arthritis in both her knees and pain in her left buttock, which is made worse after walking.

As an acupuncturist and physical therapist, checking alarm points, performing muscle tests and observing the body gives an indication of the imbalances, and where the acupuncture should best be positioned to restore balance to the body, giving it relief from its pain.

Once the points have been selected for the acupuncture and the client feels no pain, we let the magic continue and the client is left to relax.

The acupuncture is removed upon re-entering the room where the client is and the physical therapy takes place, paying particular attention to the lower back, knees and left buttock.

Traditional techniques are used to help mobilise the spine, pelvis and feet. Deep tissue massage is given on the lower back, left buttock, both hamstrings and knees.

Balance is restored from the cranium (head) using a physical therapy technique called cranial sacral therapy that helps to move the fluid up and down the spine, relaxing the muscles in the entire body.

After care is given to ensure that the client feels relief from their symptoms when standing and walking around the room. Confirmation from the client that relief is felt means mission complete.

For more information or to book an appointment please visit our website or call Sarah on 0333 444 0460.




Find your passion here

If we want to smash through our goals we must make sure we stay in tip top shape and have an abundance of energy.

Acupuncture, physical therapy, massage and all that goes with Natural Medical Clinic T/A Active Balance is fundamental to maintain your inner balance.

Self-treatment is strongly advised by Active Balance which involves, good diet, positive lifestyle, exercise and meditation.

If you’re wondering about the picture, well, instinctively animals don’t need to be reminded of any of the above, they do it naturally, however, we don’t. Which is why, as a health and fitness advocate, it’s time to encourage, motivate and inspire you to join us.Take the horse, he/she will stretch, run, walk, eat (natural food, of course) and lie whenever it feel it needs to.

We, the most dominate species, favour either our body or our mind and find it difficult to use both at the same time and it seems, find it even harder to jump from one to the other.

Become the master of your mind and body.

Join in with Qi Gong and start to take part in exercise that increases and transports energy.

Become suppler, gain strength and get better balance in your body and mind.

Start something that will fuel your fire. Find your passion with Qi Gong.

Every Tuesday 9.30am-10.30am, just £7

Loudwater Farm, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HG

Please arrive early to fill in a form.

Call or email for any further questions:

07889 224303

With love,


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Naughty and Nice Cauliflower pizza


Vegan Cauliflower Pizza
Get ready to eat some real feel good food.

Y’know when you shout about something long enough you hope one day you might get an answer? Well, that’s what happened with this one.

Over two years of waiting and one magical moment, upon entering waitrose and heading up the pizza aisle, my wish had come true. Welcome to the commercial world, cauliflower pizza.

With some added wheat, but still, beggars can’t be choosers.

We had some rice left over in the fridge that needed eating. Adding it underneath the cheese was one of those unexpected surprises. Try it. Sinking your teeth through to the base gives the illusion of eating double of the amount of cheese. Oh hey heaven.

Friday evening in. Vegan Cauliflower pizza. It tastes so naughty but all the ingredients make it nice.



1 Beetroot

Handful of cooked rice

2 tbsp Passata

1/2 Yellow pepper

Koko vegan cheese

1tsp dried Basil

1tsp dried oregano

1 handful of rocket


Pop oven onto 180 degrees to warm up.

Boil the kettle and put your handful of rice into a saucepan. Cover the rice with the boiling water and leave to boil for around 15-20minutes.

Meanwhile take pizza crust out of the packaging and evenly spread passata over the base, leaving the edges free from any sauce.

Sprinkle your basil and oregano over the base.

Grate 1/2 packet of your koko cheese and set aside.

Chop your beetroot and yellow peppers into thin slices.

Remove your rice from the heat and strain.

Sprinkle the handful of rice over the pizza base. Then the cheese. Layer up the beetroot and add the yellow pepper.

Cook for 15 minutes or until the edges of the pizza have started to crisp.

Remove from the oven and garnish with a bit of rocket on top.

Drizzle over some olive oil and get yourself ready for some real good eating.